Tag: E15

Governor Walz hopes to sign E15 standard into law by end of 2022 legislative session

Governor Walz hopes to sign E15 standard into law by end of 2022 legislative session

January 23, 2022 |

In Minnesota, Brownfield Ag News reports that Governor Tim Walz (D) is renewing efforts to bring an E15 ethanol standard to Minnesota by the end of the 2022 legislative session which begins January 31st and said that expanding the use of biofuels is important to him. “I’ve been on that bandwagon since I was in […]

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Michigan state senator proposes expansion of E15 and E85

Michigan state senator proposes expansion of E15 and E85

January 17, 2022 |

In Washington, Growth Energy applauded a proposal to expand access to lower-cost, lower-emissions biofuel blends at the pump in Michigan. Legislation offered by Michigan state Senator Kevin Daley (R-Lum), Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, would establish a retailer tax incentive for higher ethanol blends, specifically a tax credit of $0.05 per gallon on sales of E15 and […]

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Supreme Court won’t intervene in year-round E15 case

Supreme Court won’t intervene in year-round E15 case

January 10, 2022 |

In Washington, the Houston Chronicle newspaper reports that the Supreme Court has decided to not rule in the ethanol industry’s appeal against the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to allow for the return of year-round E15 sales again. The appeals court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency went beyond its remit when it made the […]

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Iowa state legislature seen taking up E15 mandate bill again in 2022

Iowa state legislature seen taking up E15 mandate bill again in 2022

December 30, 2021 |

In Iowa, IARN Radio reports State Senator Tom Shipley expects the next session of the state legislature to take up again Governor Reynolds’ bill seeking to mandate E15 as the minimum blend at the pumps after it failed to pass during the 2021 session. Higher biodiesel blends were also included in the bill. Fuel retailers […]

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Farm, biofuel groups ask EPA to resolve summertime E15 barrier

Farm, biofuel groups ask EPA to resolve summertime E15 barrier

December 12, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., to facilitate year-round sales of E15 nationwide and remove arcane barriers to innovation and consumer choice in the retail fuel marketplace, six national farm and biofuel organizations asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enact regulations requiring lower-volatility conventional gasoline blendstock in the summertime. In a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, […]

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7 Midwest Governors ask EPA for next steps to ensure year-round E15 continues

7 Midwest Governors ask EPA for next steps to ensure year-round E15 continues

November 7, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., a bipartisan group of seven Midwestern governors that lead the nation in the production of low-carbon ethanol sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan asking the EPA for guidance on options to ensure retailers are able to sell E15 to consumers all year long without interruption and expressing disappointment by the […]

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Bipartisan group of Midwestern Governors seek guidance from EPA to return to E15

Bipartisan group of Midwestern Governors seek guidance from EPA to return to E15

November 4, 2021 |

In Washington, in a letter sent to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, a bipartisan group of Midwestern governors seek guidance from the agency on how best to pursue a specific provision of the Clean Air Act that allows states to establish a “level playing field” for E15. The governors’ letter follows a recent D.C. Circuit Court […]

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Growth Energy files petition with Supreme Court over E15 ruling

Growth Energy files petition with Supreme Court over E15 ruling

October 5, 2021 |

In Washington, Growth Energy filed a petition for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court Tuesday, asking the Court to review a D.C. Circuit opinion in American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. vs. EPA, in which the D.C. Circuit vacated a 2019 EPA rule allowing year-round sales of a 15-percent ethanol fuel blend (E15). The D.C. Circuit decision overturned EPA’s interpretation of a provision of the Clean […]

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RFA, Growth Energy, NCGA statement on RVP rehearing petition denial

RFA, Growth Energy, NCGA statement on RVP rehearing petition denial

September 12, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, and the National Corn Growers Association released the following statement after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied their petition for rehearing regarding the recent American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. vs. EPA decision, in which the court vacated a 2019 regulation allowing year-round sales […]

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ACE calls on President Biden to set RVO for 2021 and 2022 as well as year-round E15

ACE calls on President Biden to set RVO for 2021 and 2022 as well as year-round E15

August 12, 2021 |

In Washington, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) called on U.S. President Joe Biden to set the maximum statutory volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Volume Obligation rulemaking and pursue all options to ensure uninterrupted market access for E15. In a letter to President Biden, ACE CEO Brian Jennings […]

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